`Parishkruti' bags Stockholm challenge award

Staff reporter

Project recognised as one of the top 10 IT initiatives in the world

Finalists invited for the award presentation scheduled for May 11The award will be presented at the City Hall, StockholmUnder the project, public grievances are redressed online

KHAMMAM: `Parishkruti', a special project being implemented in Khammam for redressing public grievances online, has been selected as one of the best IT initiatives for the finals of the Stockholm Challenge-2006.

The project was recognised as one of the top 10 IT initiatives in the world in Public Administration category on March 16. All the 10 finalists for the Stockholm Challenge awards were invited for the final award presentation scheduled for May 11. The awards would be presented in the City Hall, Stockholm, the venue meant for presentation of the Nobel Prize.

Collector's brainchild

`Parishkruti', designed by district Collector Rajendra Narendra Nimje, was launched in the district last year.

All public grievances received in the form of petitions and memoranda from the general public and elected representatives were attended to and sorted out online.

The project enabled the administration to have complete data pertaining to every petition for ready reference and prompt action. The administration could respond even on adverse news items and attend on public grievances under the project.

The district IT initiatives were given awards at the ninth national e-governance awards by the Government of India and IT Department of Kerala recently.

E-Immunisation, one of the IT initiatives of Khammam meant for ensuring 100 per cent immunisation, bagged the Silver Icon.

The applicability of e-immunisation in Iowa State, USA, would e explored.

Thomas J. Vilsack, Governor of Iowa, on his visit to Hyderabad on March 15, expressed happiness over the way the project was implemented in Khammam and said it was equally applicable to his State.

Khammam Collector, because of his previous academic association with Stanford University, was invited for the breakfast hosted by Mr. Vilsack along with select dignitaries from University of Iowa.

Quoting Mr. Vilsack, the Collector said that total support was assured for the technology development in the district .

The Governor promised more interaction with Khammam through University of Iowa.